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The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2022 - Applications now open!

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The time has come for UK businesses to apply for a Queen's Award for Enterprise, 2022.

After an amazing 205 Awards were announced in April this year, we would now like to invite businesses to apply for the next round of this prestigious Award.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are free to enter and you can apply for more than one award, if you wish.

You’ll need to:

  • create an account and register your details
  • answer questions about your eligibility - this should take less than 15 minutes
  • submit your application by midday on 8 September 2021

About the awards

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity (through social mobility)

Find out if your business is eligible.

What happens if your company wins

If you win you’ll be:

  • invited to a Royal reception
  • presented with the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
  • able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at your main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials (for example, on your packaging, advertisements, stationery and website)
  • given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy

The awards are valid for 5 years.

Winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

Applying for a Queen's Award in 2022

During these challenging times, it is important that we still take the time to reflect and celebrate the success of outstanding British businesses.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and is a globally recognised royal seal of approval for UK companies.  We want to ensure that businesses can still apply for a Queen's Award, despite factors which could have prevented them from doing as well as they had originally predicted for 2021/22.

2022 round:

  • Eligibility criteria remains unchanged, however;
  • Applicants can manually input financial years – enabling them to wind back a year if their last financial year has been affected by Covid-19, storms, or flooding. For example, an International Trade applicant whose sales were badly effected in 2020, could provide figures for 2015 - 2019, rather than up to 2016 - 2020. Alternatively, they may prefer to submit figures over a shorter period of time. i.e three years instead of six for International Trade and two years rather than five for Innovation.
  • Greater discretion granted to assessors to evaluate commercial success and challenges by uncontrollable external factors. They will also take into account sector specific effects of the pandemic and will not compare one application against another. It is important for us to still see the trends and patterns of each business' commercial success, to see how well they performed before these challenging times.

If you have a question for our team, please send us an email at 

Or call our helpline number, open 9-5 Monday to Friday:

020 7215 6880

Visit our website now to apply:

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